FilmLight’s 2023 Colour Award winners were announced yesterday at a ceremony during EnergaCAMERIMAGE in Poland.
The awards are open to colourists on any grading platform, and are independently judged by renowned cinematographers, directors and colourists. “Representing our fantastic jury, I’d love to congratulate the winners of this years’ FilmLight Colour Awards,” said jury president, Lawrence Sher. “These diversely talented artists – and the inspiring work they helped craft – are a testament to the critical importance of the colourist in the art of filmmaking. It’s great to see these artists come from across the globe, proving that good work isn’t limited to huge budgets or big shops, but available to everyone with a good eye and refined skills. Kudos to all and we look forward to seeing the submissions next year.”
The award for the grading of a theatrical feature went to Yvan Lucas at Company 3 for Barbie, while the award for the grading of a TV series/episodic went to freelance colourist Dirk Meier for his work at D-Facto Motion on season one of The Pimp: No F***ing Fairytale.
The award for the grading of a commercial went to Tim Masick at Company 3 for his work on Zara Man, ‘SS23’, while the grading of a music video award went to freelance colourist Marina Starke for her work on ‘Horra’ by Mayyas – America’s Got Talent’s 2022 dance group winners.
The Spotlight award, which showcases the craft that contributes to the creative impact of a low budget feature, went to freelance colourist Cem Ozkilicci for his work at Uhoert on Possession.
The Colour Awards are lead and organised by FilmLight, in conjunction with EnergaCAMERIMAGE, and are supported by international groups such as the ASC (The American Society of Cinematographers), the BSC (British Society of Cinematographers), the AFC (The French Society of Cinematographers), CSI (Colorist Society International), CNSC (Chinese Society of Cinematographers), Imago (the International Federation of Cinematographers), the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) and more.